I could try to make this funny, or witty, or whatever, but it's just gonna take too much effort.
I had quite the birthday a few weeks ago, and I need to let those who made it great know that I actually appreciated what they did.
First off, I was treated to a trip home to Nashville by my parents. I think the original plan was to see me before I left the country for four months. Update: Peru is a no-go. I decided making money and getting married not-penniless was better than spending the summer abroad and coming home with a bank account that would get me the key to bum town. (Anne, what do you think? Rent's cheap, food's free...)
Nashville was fun. Unfortunately, the photo evidence of that trip is on my parents' computer.
Thanks, mom and dad.
When I got back to Salt Lake from Nashville, my grandma paid me a birthday visit at my sister's house.
Cody was glad when I got back to Provo. He wanted to show off his hard work at decorating my room.
Please notice that my bed has arms (Snuggie), and that my present is in a princess bag.
Cody wasn't actually the mastermind behind the decorations. He was just there to reach all the high places. When I saw the princess bag, I knew that this could only be the work of my friends Tammy and Melissa.
Thanks, Tammy and Melissa (and Chelsea and Callie...and Cody).
When I got to work the next day, I found a 20-pack of these in "my" drawer.
They can be purchased here.
Thanks, Chelsea (different Chelsea from the one mentioned above).
Later that night or week (I really don't remember now), Anne gave me her present, and then a week later, she constructed the birthday cake of all birthday cakes. I wish I had taken a picture of it. It was a real work of art. She took my favorite flavor (lime) and one of my favorite foods (cake) and turned it into a party in my mouth. Fantastic.
And thanks again to everyone that participated in the big two-four. I needed something like this to help me cope with the quarter-life crisis I've been having this last decade.
Happy birthday to me!